Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Penthouse

The Penthouse


An exercise in sadism and masochism. Terence Morgan, a realtor, has access to the furnished penthouse that he uses for illicit trysts with Suzy Kendall. He is a married man with children, but he has assured Kendall that he'll dump the family as soon as the right moment comes along (oh, sure!). They are at the flat early one day when the doorbell rings. Tony Beckley stands there with his assistant, Norman Rodway, and says he has come to read the gas meter. Kendall lets them in, and almost immediately, Beckley wields a knife and ties Morgan to a chair. Rodway and Beckley get Kendall to smoke some dope, then fill her full of whiskey and force her to do a striptease. Next, each man rapes her in the bedroom as Morgan watches in frustration. Not for children, nor anyone with sensitivity. Written and directed by Peter Collinson, based on the play "The Meter Man" by C. Scott Forbes. (1967) In English

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